Recently on these pages, I wrote about President Obama and the evolution in his thinking about homosexual “marriage.” He had indicated that much of his intellectual development about this issue had been driven by the First Children. At the time, I noted that the President faced strong opposition by some African-American pastors who did not share his “evolving” view. In my blog at that time, I noted that while some revered and highly respected African-American clergy, such as the Rev. Jesse Louis Jackson, Sr., and Alfred Charles “Al” Sharpton, support homosexual marriage, not all African-American clergy do. Rev. Jackson commended the President for his enlightened, evolved view, but felt that the President did not go far enough. Rev. Jackson hoped that President Obama would push for federal protection for homosexual marriage rather than leaving the issue for the states to decide. But don’t be discouraged, Rev. Jackson, because many things could still change in our nation during President Obama’s second term of office.
Nevertheless, a coalition of African-American pastors is calling on blacks to boycott President Barack Hussein Obama’s re-election bid, and to sign a petition demanding that the President’s Regime withdraw its support for homosexual “marriage.” The 1,300 members of the Coalition of African-American Pastors (the “Coalition”) believe that marriage should only be between a man and a woman. The Coalition leaders stated that they were snubbed and insulted by both the President and Attorney General Eric Holder when the Coalition leaders asked to meet face-to-face to discuss the Regime’s support for same-sex unions. They declined. I can easily see that both are quite busy right now working hard to help create a growing economy and to increase jobs, and to enforce our nation’s many laws and regulations (while also covering up the events leading to the killing of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry).
Reverend William “Bill” Owens, president of the Coalition, said in an interview last week:
By embracing gay marriage, President Obama is leading the country down an immoral path. Some things are bigger than the next election. The black church has always been the conscience of America, and today we are calling on black pastors and black Christians to withhold support from President Obama until he corrects course. We were once proud of President Obama, but our pride has turned to shame. [emphasis added]
The Coalition has started a petition, www.100000signatures4marriage.com. On the petition’s website, which is, of course, for persons of all races, our African-American brothers in Christ boldly remind us that the homosexual practices of same-sex couples are in violation of religious and social norms, and are aberrant and deviant behavior. The petition further states that these unions are sinful and in direct violation of the law of God in that they are a deviation from the natural use and purpose of the body. So, as you see, the Coalition pastors are not mealy-mouthed, or show a namby-pamby form of tolerance, and do not even care about being politically correct. Rather, they deeply love those caught in the bondage of the sin of homosexuality and seek to honor the Lord Jesus Christ. Elton Trueblood once wrote, “One of the powerful ways of turning people’s loyalty to Christ is by loving others with the great love of God. We cannot revive faith by argument, but we might catch the imagination of puzzled men and women by an exhibition of a fellowship so intensely alive that every thoughtful person would be forced to respect it.” God bless you, Coalition Pastors, as you serve our Lord by proclaiming boldly the Gospel of love of Jesus Christ to our broken nation!